Capital Psychiatry

Consultant Psychiatrist – Canberra

Location:

Rooms located at
Capital Clinical Psychology
Lower Level, Deakin Sports Therapy Centre (Entry B)
14/2 King St (Corner of King and Denison Streets)
Deakin ACT 2600

Deaken Sports Centre

Hours:

Capital Psychiatry is open
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9.00am – 4.00pm

About staff

Dr Caroline Flynn
Consultant Psychiatrist
BSc (University of Melbourne);
MBBS (UNSW);
Grad Cert Public Health (UNSW);
FRANZCP

Dr Caroline Flynn
Consultant Psychiatrist
BSc (University of Melbourne);
MBBS (UNSW);
Grad Cert Public Health (UNSW)
FRANZCP

Dr Caroline Flynn, Director, Capital Psychiatry

Caroline received her medical degree at the University of NSW in 2002.  She worked as an intern, RMO and first-year registrar in Psychiatry at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Since then she completed her Psychiatry specialist training part-time in Canberra and Newcastle, working in a variety of locations in hospital and community settings and academic and teaching posts. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health and currently studying to receive a Certificate in Sports Psychiatry (International Society of Sports Psychiatry).

Caroline is trained as a general adult psychiatrist but has experience with young people aged 16 and above. She values using integrative and multi-modal treatment approaches to provide tailored holistic care to her patients.  She is trained in a number of psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and a range of reflective, psychodynamic psychotherapies.  Caroline endeavours to take a broad recovery approach incorporating any family systems, and other social, cultural, spiritual/existential aspects.

After a period of assessment, Caroline will provide feedback to patients and GPs about diagnoses and key areas to address. Personality vulnerabilities and strengths are explored. A collaborative approach with the patient is taken to formulate a management plan and recovery pathway. Medication, psychotherapy, co-morbid medical conditions, social, behavioural and lifestyle interventions will be considered.  

Caroline’s interests are general adult psychiatry including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance use disorders, PTSD, ADHD.  Caroline also has a special interest in the role of early attachment and chronic trauma/stress and the relationship these experiences have in later impacts and impairment.  She is currently hoping to build a multi-disciplinary team to collaborate within the private sector to optimise patient care and wellbeing.

Caroline is also a member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry (ISSP) and is keen to work with athletes in managing their mental health. Caroline is also a member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA).

Contact and Referrals

Referrals

 

Please note that Capital Psychiatry rooms are closed for new patient bookings until approximately June 2021

Email: reception@capitalpsychiatry.com.au

Fax: 6282 9002

Secure messaging
via Health Link – ID: cappsych

General Enquiries

Email: reception@capitalpsychiatry.com.au

Phone: 6282 1002

Appointment process:

A GP referral is required with as much information as possible.  The patient should email the rooms directly regarding their appointment request and send further information if applicable with their referral.  This will assist the triage process and whether the referral will be accepted or directed elsewhere.   Capital Psychiatry will then contact the patient by email regarding further information needed, if appointments are available, and general practice information, including fees.

There is generally a long wait for appointment times, so intermediate management plans need to be continued by GP’s and other available clinicians eg psychologists; as well as consideration of the public mental health and other community mental health services available.

All urgent or crisis presentations need to be directed to Access Mental Health 1800 629 354 or 02 6205 1065, or by ringing 000 or attending the Emergency Department of the nearest hospital.